Explore the tastes of Italy with The Ask Italian Cookbook . From mouth-watering fettucine to hand-made gelato the Ask Italian cookbook mixes easy to prepare, authentic recipes with tales, travels and experiences of Italy that will inspire you to cook and enjoy. Ask Italian is one of the UK's most celebrated restaurants, inspired by the work of award-winning Italian chef Theo Randall. This beautifully-designed book contains over 100 recipes, including some of the most popular dishes from the Ask Italian menu, plus original dishes developed by the suppliers of some of Italy's finest ingredients, London's top Italian chef and member's of Ask Italian's team. Edited by Theo Randall and renowned Italian food writer Carla Capalbo this book is charged with a passion for Italy and Italian food that will captivate, enthrall and inspire. It is for food lovers everywhere, and will appeal to followers of everyone from Nigella Lawson to Jamie Oliver. The Ask Italian Cookbook will raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity Leading chef Theo Randall opened his own London restaurant, Theo Randall at The Inter Continental in 2006 where he specialises in seasonal Italian food. It was awarded Italian Restaurant of the Year in 2008 at the London Restaurant Awards. Prior to this Theo spent ten years working as head chef and, later, partner at the River Cafe in London where he worked alongside Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers. As one of the Italian experts working with Ask Italian he is helping to create an authentic and seasonal Italian menu. Carla Capalbo is a renowned food, wine and travel writer with numerous publications to her credit. She has spent 20 years of her life living in Italy. Carla has written both cookbooks on Italian food and three personal and detailed guides about the food and wine culture of Italy.